I understand that the Windows 7 Home 64bit can only support up to 16gb of ram. In terms of the ram's installation, would it work if, on a mainboard with 4 slots of RAM, I install 2 strips of 8GB RAM to achieve 16gb of memory?
In other words, instead of the usual 4 strips of 4GB ram, I install 2 strips of 8 GB ram and leave the other 2 slots empty.
So having the 2 strips of 8GB ram sitting on the motherboard will allow a dual channel memory transfer because there is only 2 strips.
But having 4 strips of 4GB ram will not have dual channel unless the mother supports quad-channel? The dual channel isn't support by having 2 strips of 4GB on DIMM slot 1 & 2 and another 2 strips on slot 3 & 4?